What hardware can I use to replace the mouse?

Posted on 2009-02-18
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have developed tendonitis from prolonged use of the mouse buttons.   What hardware can I buy to replace the mouse?   I use only the X,Y movement axes and the left and right mouse buttons, with occasional use of the scroll wheel.
Question by:DoctorK12008
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    The best option is a track ball mouse. One of our administrative assistance has the same problem and love using this instead of a mouse.
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    I agree with rbarnhardt but personally would recommend the following trackball, I've been using one of these for years and they're brilliant::,EN

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    Thank you both for that suggestion.   I have several Logitech trackball mice on other computers and find them excellent.   Unfortunately, the problem is in my middle finger, so I was trying to substitute the use of that finger by using something like a tablet, joystick or other device.   Can you suggest some?
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    We've had excellent luck with the Adesso track pads.  

    A really simple alternative is to use your other hand, reversing the buttons of the mouse in the control panel mouse properties dialog.  
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    I went to the Logitech Marble Mouse,en&readreviews=1

    With my thumb on the left button, index, middle, and ring fingers on the big marble, and ring and/or little finger on the right button..
    Took awhile, but my hand is much better. Being able to switch which/use all fingers to work the ball is much less stressful on them.
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    Thank you much.   : )

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